Launch of Zero Hours on the Boulevard – Tales of Independence and Belonging

13 March 2019 — 18 March 2019

We’ll be launching Zero Hours on The Boulevard – Tales of Independence and Belonging, an anthology of short stories by young authors from Europe, starting at the London Book Fair 2019 and continuing with a tour of Wales.

Published by Parthian Books in cooperation with Literature Across Frontiers, Zero Hours on the Boulevard features stories by 17 authors including Alys Conran, Albert Forns, Karmele Jaio, Eluned Gramich, Clare Azzopardi, Siôn Tomos Owen, Eric Ngalle Charles, Uršuľa Kovalyk, Durre Shahwar and others.

‘What all these tales have in common is a belief in the individual’s story, and in the power of smaller countries to give new perspectives on the world we think we know.’ —Patrick McGuinness

‘A book about friendship, community, identity and tribalism… it glitters with hard-won insights into what it means to be alive here, and now… razor-edged in [its] timeliness.’ — Alex Diggins, New Welsh Review

Llundain/London 13/03 7:30 – 9:00

Albert Forns, Eluned Gramich, Karmele Jaio

The Grove, 83 Hammersmith Grove, W6 0NQ

Caerdydd/Cardiff 14/03 7:30-9:00

Eric Ngalle Charles, Albert Forns, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Lloyd Markham, Eddie Matthews, Siôn Tomos Owen, Durre Shahwar

The Roath Park, 170 Heol y Plwca /City Road, CF24 3JE

Aberystwyth 15/03 6:30 – 8:00

Albert Forns, Eluned Gramich, Llŷr Gwyn Lewis

Canolfan Morlan Centre, Morfa Mawr / Queen’s Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 2HH

Bangor 18/03 6:30 – 8:00

Alys Conran, Albert Forns

Cledwyn 3, Ysgol Ieithoedd/School of Languages, Prifysgol Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2DG

Organised by LiteratureAcross Frontiers, Parthian Books and Wales Literature Exchange with support from Arts Council Wales, Etxepare Basque Institute and Institut Ramon Lull.